Job Shadow scheme a huge success

Marie Keogh and Marie Scanlon (Credit Union), Margaret Hornett, Brendan Quigley, Teresa Mallon, Seamus Butler, Regina ScallyPhoto by Shelley Corcoran
The National Job Shadow Initiative took place on Wednesday, April 24 and local employers have been commended for supporting it.

The National Job Shadow Initiative took place on Wednesday, April 24 and local employers have been commended for supporting it.

Twelve local employers participated in the Job Shadow scheme, affording individuals with disabilities a unique opportunity to get a close-up look at working environments by shadowing an existing employee, enabling them to learn the skills required to compete and succeed in the workplace.

“Thank you to all the employers involved,” said Regina Scally of St Christopher’s Services at a presentation for employers and participants held last week. “It has been so easy to work with you and you have all been very accomodating to make sure the person on placement got the most out of their time working with you.”

Chairperson of the Irish Association of Supported Employment, Teresa Mallon, added: “This event has presented very positive results both for the participants and the companies involved by creating greater awareness of the importance of inclusive work practices.”

Employers who wish to learn more about the initiative can contact Regina Scally on 043 3347383 or tascei@stchristophers.ie.